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Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co

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Address: 56 Ross Aly, San Francisco, CA 94108-1204
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+1 415-781-3956
08:00 - 18:00
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Interesting to see a working Fortune Cookie factory

This is a very tiny but nonetheless interesting fortune cookie factory! You get free samples when you walk in and they have a range of fortune cookies for sale, plain, round... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Florida
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had done my homework and we navigated down the narrow Ross Alley to find this gem. Very small but the best and only place to see how fortune cookies are made. You are surrounded by fortune cookies or every size and flavor, get free samples and are free to just sit and watch. It was a fun stop for... More 

Thank drosek13
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425 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very tiny but nonetheless interesting fortune cookie factory! You get free samples when you walk in and they have a range of fortune cookies for sale, plain, round, chocolate, strawberry, chocolate topped etc! We got a bag of the unfolded ones to take on our road trip which were very yummy. It’s cool to see them folding... More 

Thank Zulucherry
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104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much labor intensive with assistance of a machine. Slow process to make and stuff a fortune into a fortune cookie. Seems to be a popular tourist spot for the Food Tours. Fun to get a sample of a "mistake" cookie disk. Freshly made anything always tastes so YUMMY!

Thank NinaCa
Central Pennsylvania
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374 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The workforce consists of 2-3 women sitting at Rube Goldberg-looking machines that spit out a precise amount of batter into one side of a horizontal rotating disk. The other side clamps down, and it rotates through an oven, emerging as a little wafer. The women remove the wafer, insert a fortune and shape the cookies while the dough is still... More 

Thank amosesq
Roswell NM
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314 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Remember the old joke about someone who got a fortune in their cookie reading 'Help - I'm being held prisoner in the Chinese fortune cookie factory'? We only found two ladies making cookies. These gals want .50 for a picture, too. I've always wanted to see how this is done and found it fascinating. Better yet, you can buy the... More 

Thank takrafty
Olympia, Washington
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69 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Down a little alley is the tiny fortune cookie factory. So interesting to see the two ladies sitting and folding the fortunes into the hot cookies. Grabbed a few bags of cookies to munch on. Great little stop.

Thank Wendy B
Pleasant Grove, Utah
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198 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This place is super small but worth the visit. Just google map it on your phone. It’s easy to get to. Also, read about the history of Ross Aly before you go and walk down past the GG Fortune Cookie Co and see a small bronzed map of the city inlaid in the sidewalk. Did I mention you can customize... More 

Thank slabrum
Syracuse, NY
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place was off the beaten path and really not worth the walk or time it took to get there. Only about 6 people can fit into it at once; it's very tiny. The employees do not explain how or what they are doing, they just sit there doing it. You get a free flat sample of a fortune cookie... More 

Thank Riciznic
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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141 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Not easy find, tiny little shop, only one person speaks english, but if you want the real deal in fortune cookies, find this place. They sell bags of fortune cookies, regular, chocolate, strawberry, even some with naughty fortunes. But there's no where else like it in SF. Be sure to take pics of the store, although it'll cost you $.50.

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Thank A_Light_Sleeper
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We ended up going twice to get fortune cookies during our stay. Off on a little alley in China Town, you'd miss it if you didn't know where you were going. Once there you see two women folding hot flat fortune cookies into their traditional shape, with the fortune of course. The machines used to bake and make these cookies... More 

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